What makes a good request for admission?

November 13, 2012

Other than requests for admissions on the authenticity of documents–which can be issued in unlimited numbers--South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure 36(c) limits a party

Supreme Court clarifies South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure 3 and 15

August 16, 2012

The August 15, 2012 Supreme Court opinion in Mims v. Babcock Center, 399 S.C. 341, 732 S.E.2d 395 (2012), clarifies issues of civil procedure that have occasionally

Supreme Court authorizes use of SCRCP 60(b)(5) to right obvious injustice

May 11, 2011

The 2006 Court of Appeals opinion in Simmons v. Simmons, 370 S.C. 109, 634 S.E.2d 1 (Ct. App. 2006) voided a provision in the parties’ 1990

“Shotgunning” motions to compel discovery

May 6, 2011

While the rules of civil procedure don’t create a distinction, there are really two types of motions to compel discovery.  The first type of motion

Doesn’t a family court motion for temporary relief need to state the grounds therefor?

December 5, 2010

Rule 21 of the South Carolina Rules of Family Court creates specialized rules for Family Court motions for temporary relief.  For example, such motions may

Challenging improperly issued ex-parte support orders

October 7, 2010

In South Carolina most child support or alimony orders in which the support will be paid directly have a standard provision involving late payments.  This

The picayune distinction between amended and supplemental pleadings

May 19, 2010

Are there other family law attorneys out there who file supplemental pleadings?  In my sixteen plus years of family court practice, I can’t recall any.

New Frequently Asked Questions

May 18, 2010

The ability to easily add pages to my web site combined with the increasing understanding that many clients and potential clients ask me similar questions